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Author Topic: Download Speed Requires a Runup!  (Read 175 times)


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Download Speed Requires a Runup!
« on: September 14, 2018, 06:30:03 PM »

I've been having ongoing issues with disconnections & random periods of very high latency & packet loss. Following the latest OR visit to the cab I've now got another strange symptom. When running a speed test the reported speed climbs gradually to a peak rather than starting at full speed. Example attached.

Any ideas what might be causing this?



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Re: Download Speed Requires a Runup!
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018, 01:17:16 PM »

Is there any chance that something else could be running in the background while you are doing the speed test?

There will be various ways of checking depending on the facilities you have available. If there is nothing else, doing several pings to the first hop might be interesting. If the ping time is sometimes abnormally long then that could indicate some kind of background activity. You can find out where the first hop is by doing a traceroute / tracert to eg and then noting the first address you see that is outside your local network.